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Sarah Palin manages to make headlines even when she's trying to refute -- or should we say "refudiate"? -- someone else's. The former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate used sexual metaphors Wednesday as she slammed mainstream media reporters for using anonymous sources, CNN reports.

"Those who are impotent and limp and gutless and they go on their anonymous -- sources that are anonymous -- and impotent, limp and gutless reporters take anonymous sources and cite them as being factual references," Palin said on Sean Hannity's radio program. "It just slays me because it's so absolutely clear what the state of yellow journalism is today that they would take these anonymous sources as fact."

Palin's comments came in response to an unflattering Vanity Fair profile of her that cited numerous unnamed sources. Vanity Fair reporter Michael Joseph Gross said that people who know Palin well would not talk about her on the record, some out of loyalty and others "because they fear she will exact revenge."

In summarizing the article, Politics Daily's Suzi Parker says it characterizes Palin as controlling and having a "mean temper."
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Wheres Navarre?

Proves to me she is a bully if people refuse to speak for fear of her retaliation! She's out of control and no one can see it. She is a danger to our nation and would have the world hate us even more than they do now. We need someone with common sense and patience in DC,not some hot head who threatens others.

September 06 2010 at 12:12 PM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
norfwest

So a journalist, now, cannot protect the identity of their sources for fear of being accused of practicing yellow journalism? Get real. She didn't seem to feel that way when Breibart relied on an anonymous source for the Shirley Sherrod tape. Considering she is known to be rather vindictive, why would the people want to reveal their names? Just because one does not like an article written about them does not make it untrue. Unbeknownst to her supporters from without Alaska, there are people within Alaska, quite a few, that do not favor her that much.

September 03 2010 at 3:10 PM Report abuse -7 rate up rate down Reply
momprayn

Why jumping to the conclusion these were in the "sexual" meanings?? They also can be taken just for their descriptive meanings that are not sexual.....but the left tends to go that way. Yes, this piece has been denounced even by some on the left as "hit piece" w/lies being exposed that were in it. http://sarahpalininformation.wordpress.com/2010/09/02/vanity-fairs-gross-hit-piece-on-gov-palin/ Yes --- expect Palin to get even more popular and to acquire the title of ....."President Palin" in 2012 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

September 03 2010 at 2:26 PM Report abuse +5 rate up rate down Reply
tsanderson

ROFL!!! Ms. Palin is complaining about yellow journalism to a person on FOX-just too sweet! Also complaing about false statements when she has time after time purported outright lies (Death Panels anyone!). She can apparetly dish it out but she can't take it She demands truth and honesty from everyone yet fails completely do live up to her own standards.....IMO her using the sexual metaphors is the least interesting part of this whole story.

September 03 2010 at 1:40 PM Report abuse -8 rate up rate down Reply
michael.paquette@yale.edu

Yeah, the article was little more than Gossip. And Palin is still a self serving celebrity with no real credibility for political leadership.

September 03 2010 at 1:21 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
MAC

i agree w/her 100%. the liberal demo controlled media just keep getting worse and worse.

September 03 2010 at 12:52 PM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply
andrc657

Sarah Palin needs to stop hiding behind FOX NEWS. Only when she takes the tough questions from the mainstream media will people take her seriously.

September 03 2010 at 12:01 PM Report abuse -3 rate up rate down Reply
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HAHAHAHA

Oh please jp. All this woman has to do is mention Reagan's name and you fools start cheering. How about the precious right-skewed Fox News she works for. Even if Obama cured cancer and walked on water they would complain about it. You betcha dontcha know.

September 03 2010 at 1:21 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
Jack

Sarah is an American hero for being straight with Americans on all issues. Too many women and members of the press are jealous of Sarah Palin and want to try to undermine her, but she is way to honest to be undermined. Remember when the press tried to get Americans to believe that her baby was really her daughters baby. This kind of rubbish ruins the purpose of the 1st Amendment. These women and reporters should actually listen to what Sarah says and learn what is wrong with America. They cannot stand the fact that Sarah is a woman against abortion. Abortion is the most misguided law in America and needs to be changed. We need to stop telling mothers that we support the killing of your babies. These babies need to be born and be able to contribute to society. Sarah is the only person in America who really deserves to be president and the sooner the better. Go Sarah. A real woman who knows and speaks the truth whether other women like it or not.

September 03 2010 at 12:00 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
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jenmarpatt

So, we need to elect Palin so more babies can be born and contribute to society? Maybe she will run on that; it does not make sense so that sounds like her. Honesty: Bridge to nowhere? Death Panels? Quitting as gov so she can "better help America"? Palin for President? Thanks but no thanks.

September 04 2010 at 12:46 AM Report abuse -5 rate up rate down Reply
conservgirl8

Palin is right, and it's too bad she must defend herself at all. This Vanity Fair article was bogus. Based on nothing but enuendo and gossip. Expose. PD seems obsessed with her as well.

September 03 2010 at 11:28 AM Report abuse +5 rate up rate down Reply
conservgirl8

Palin is right. The Vanity Fair expose was nothing more than tripe in my opinion and it wasn't a profile, it was downright gossip. No names, just enuendo on the part of that writer. PD seems a little obsessed with her also.

September 03 2010 at 11:02 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply

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